Father’s Day Reflections Father’s Day and all the Hallmark holidays stir up so many thoughts. I grew up with Robert Young and Danny Thomas as my television dad templates for what a dad should be. My father was neither one of these men. He did not come home at night and say, “Hi honey, I”m home!”... Read more »

How do You Let Go?- Letting Go of the Past

Letting Go of the Past… “Letting go of yesterday allows the birth of today” Absorbing our past and the disturbing past of others in a zen exercise will help you let go of that feeling of distress or so it is said in an article I just finished reading. As I read this step by... Read more »

Chicago Holidays with Chicagonista Live

Chicago Holidays with Chicagonista Live Yesterday was a frigid one in Chicago. But I had things to do and places to go. “Chicagonista Live” hosted an influencer/blogger luncheon catered by Eataly Chicago. It was a wonderful event talking food, cakes, etiquette and tablescapes for the upcoming holidays. It was such a pleasant afternoon of great... Read more »

His Name is Jeff...Her Name is Donna...Childhood Cancer Awareness

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Families, caregivers, charities and research groups across the United States observe September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. In the U.S., 15,780 children under the age of 21 are diagnosed with cancer every year; approximately 1/4 of them will not survive the disease. Childhood Cancer Awareness Month | Children with Cancer |... Read more »

I Am "The Good Wife" circa 1955 in Spirit

“The Good Wife” What a fascinating funny article that first appeared in 1955 when I was a child! Was this really what was expected of women in those days? Here is what I remember as a little girl from that era. “In May of 1955, Housekeeping Monthly published an article entitled, “The Good Wife’s Guide,”... Read more »

When Parents Don't Reprimand Bad Choices

When Parents Don’t Reprimand Bad Choices How can this happen? A father or mother defends their child’s bad choices when the life of another person or persons is changed forever! It happens more often than not and this is probably not the first time Mr. Turner has defended his son and his son’s choices. When will it not... Read more »

St. Patrick's Day Memories Past and Present

St. Patrick’s Day Memories Past and Present   On  St. Patrick’s Day we had a saying in our house that “there were those that were Irish and those who wished they were!” Growing up in New York and a stone’s throw from the Bronx. a veritable stronghold of an Irish community, my Irish roots were celebrated... Read more »

My Brooklyn Heritage

My Proud Brooklyn Heritage In a small Brooklyn apartment, Jacob Winterhalt, a former Air Force airman, looked on as his 3-year-old daughter, Raya, and her best friend, Doris, chased each other. The girls wore sneakers. Doris’s were equipped with red lights that flashed with the urgency of a distress beacon. FROM OUR ADVERTISERS “No shoes... Read more »

The Hillary Paradox

Would You Vote for Hillary? With this an election year, I am anxiously wondering if we are going to see Hillary Clinton on the ballot for President? That in mind, I was caught by the title of Joanne Bamberger’s book “Love Her or Love Her Not The Hillary Paradox”. As a contemporary of the former First... Read more »

My Goals for 2016...What are Yours?

  My Goals for 2016!   Source: More ‘me time,’ in 5 easy steps – Chicago Tribune For years I have been struggling with “me time” and trying to eek out what I refer to as “me moments” . Each day poses a different opportunity for those moments to actually take place or not take place while... Read more »